Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

Protein shakes are one of my favorite things ever. They are quick to make, easily customizable, and perfect for on the go. Obviously my love of protein shakes is apparent since it’s a part of my blog name!

 

I have a few go to protein shake recipes that I make a few times a week, I thought it would be fun to make one that was perfect for this time of year. I did my normal base for this protein shake – almond milk, half a frozen banana, ice – but instead of adding PB2 I added 1 drop of peppermint essential oil.

 

I was introduced to essential oils this summer, and although I am very much a beginner in that area I really have been loving them. I love diffusing different blends in my oil diffuser, especially lavender at night, and have been adding some into my water as well. I will tell you this – make sure you know that the oil you are using is OK to ingest. That is one thing I do know, you want to use your oils properly so make sure you read your label and only ingest if the label tells you it’s safe.

 

Back to the protein shake – super easy and yummy, and the little amount of essential oil just gives peppermint flavor that makes it just enough. You can always add more, so start off with just one and add more if you would like. Plus you don’t have to worry about any additional calories or unhealthy additives to give it the peppermint flavor. I hope you enjoy!

8-12 ounces almond milk, or liquid of your choice

1/2 frozen banana

5-10 ice cubes

1 drop peppermint essential oil

1 serving chocolate protein powder
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Do you add anything seasonal to your protein shakes? I would love to hear about it!!

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